Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA), YouthBuild Philadelphia

Posted by on April 21, 2014

Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA), YouthBuild Philadelphia
Posted on: April 10, 2014

Job description
12-month AmeriCorps/VISTA Volunteer Coordinator (July 21, 2014 to July 24, 2015)at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, an alternative 12th-Grade-only, diploma-granting high school for high-school dropouts ages 18 to 21. The Volunteer Coordinator will work to develop and expand a trained volunteer base that works to impact YouthBuild Philadelphia’s mission by tutoring students to increase their literacy/numeracy skills and preparing students for postsecondary placement through SAT tutoring, interview coaching, etc.


The YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School is an education and job-training program for young adults who have dropped out of high school. Students in the program alternate five-week sessions between the classroom site, where they attend academic classes and develop leadership and life skills, and a vocational-training site (building trades, computer technology or nursing) where they develop career-related, real-world work skills. Originally chartered in 1997, the School enrolls approximately 220 students each year. Regular hours for this position are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Our mission is to provide out of school youth in Philadelphia with the broadest range of tools supports and opportunities available to become self sufficient, responsible and productive citizens in their community. The emphasis is on transitioning them successfully so that they will succeed in top-quality training schools, colleges, union apprenticeship programs, other careers and the competitive world beyond.

Core Values

* Excellence * Perseverance * Respect *


The Volunteer Coordinator will:

  • enhance our volunteer-recruitment plan and work with our staff to identify both qualified and suitable pools of volunteers, as well as opportunities within the program for volunteers to connect with students and staff; and
  • develop feedback loops to ensure students and volunteers are having quality experiences.

For this position, we are seeking a college graduate, with excellent communication skills, the ability to proactively develop positive relationships, and a commitment to community engagement and education.


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